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Ongoing

On the Move is an oral history project exploring people’s experience of traveling for work, based at the Centre for Oral History & Digital Storytelling at Concordia University.

Directed by Steven High, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling; and Dr. Barbara Neis (Memorial University).

2012-2017

 

Youth Constructions of Identity and Territoriality in Working-class and Immigrant Neighbourhoods is a research project that studies how youth culture is produced in working-class and immigrant neighbourhoods. This project seeks to contribute to a better understanding of popular culture as a form of identity rooted in the past and a projected future within a specific territory. 

 

 
 

People from sexual or gender minorities (LGBTQI), people living with HIV, and people with an experience in sex work face similar issues of social exclusion and discrimination. Some individuals who belong to these groups take the step of telling their personal stories, giving testimonials to the media or using them in the context of educational or artistic activities in order to raise awareness, strengthen advocacy, challenge stereotypes, or express a creative idea. These stories can take many forms (radio or TV interviews, newspaper articles, public presentations, videos uploaded to YouTube, film, theatrical performances, visual art, blogs, etc.).

Nous souhaitons comprendre comment était vécue l’expérience Boscoville par ses pensionnaires et ses éducateurs et ce qu’ils en retiennent au-delà des récits officiels. Pour cette raison, nous souhaitons entendre la voix des anciens de Boscoville afin de saisir toute la complexité de la vie au sein du centre. Également, nous tenterons d'évaluer les effets à long terme des innovations thérapeutiques mises de l’avant par Boscoville en les confrontant avec les promesses du discours institutionnel.

Past

Going Public: Oral History, New Media and the Performing Arts brings together individuals using interdisciplinary methodologies founded on the core values of collaboration, transparency and shared authority to explore the social, political, and aesthetic dimensions of contemporary international public art practice. 

2007-2013

The “Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide, and other Human Rights Violations” Community-University Research Alliance ("Montreal Life Stories" CURA) was an oral history project which explored Montrealers’ experiences and memories of mass violence and displacement. From 2007 to 2012, a team of both university and community-based researchers recorded life story interviews with more than 500 Montreal residents.

Liz Miller

Mapping Memories: Participatory Media, Place-based Stories & Refugee Youth is a collaborative media project which uses personal stories and a range of media tools (video, sound walks, mapping, photography) to better understand the experiences of youth with refugee experience in Montreal.


 

Concordia University